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This tour is a wonderfully unique opportunity to experience the most colourful and exciting part of Indian culture – the Indian wedding celebration. At the same time, enjoy the very best of India; from the sights, sounds and tastes of Old and New Delhi, to the iconic Taj Mahal, and the beautiful palaces and architecture of Jaipur.

Tour Highlights

Taj Mahal

Marvel at the magnificent Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Jaipur

Explore Jaipur, the 'pink city'

Jaipur

Delhi

Old and New Delhi, Red Fort & Jama Masjid

Delhi

Local Cuisine

Taste local food in Delhi

Local Cuisine

Exclusive Experiences

Our Exclusive Collection An Indian Wedding Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Indian Wedding

Fully immersed in one of the world’s oldest celebration rituals – an Indian wedding – as part of only 15 UK guests among the wedding party

Evening Celebrations

Experience an evening celebration of singing and Bollywood dancing with the wedding family

Traditional Dress

Take part in the traditional ceremony in your stunning India traditional gowns, fully provided

ONE NIGHT POST WEDDING RETREAT

Relax one night after the party in the luxurious tented accommodation, Samode Palace

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What's Included?

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9 Day An Indian Wedding Tour Itinerary

An Indian Wedding map
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2019/2020 Tour Dates & Prices

All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.

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FAQs about An Indian Wedding

  • What are the ceremonies I will attend?

    Firstly you will attend the Sangeet – a celebration that involves the mingling of both the bride and groom’s family, it is an evening of singing and dancing including choreographed moves to Bollywood music! This evening is a first taste to Indian wedding events and the chance to meet the wedding parties before the big day. The next day, attend a series of ceremonies throughout the day including the Baraat Swaagat (welcoming), Jaimala (exchange of garlands), Havan (lighting of the sacred fire), Gath Bandhan (tying of the Nuptial Knot), Mangalphera (walk around the fire) and the Saptapadi (seven steps together) with the family and friends of the bride and groom.

  • Will I be part of the wedding?

    To allow for a truly immersive experience, you will be provided with traditional Indian clothing to attend the wedding. Intricately designed fabrics with beads and draping, this is the perfect opportunity to delve into the colourful culture.

  • Where will I stay on the night of the wedding?

    You will relax at the Samode Palace, a private garden retreat with luxurious tented accommodation in the grounds of Samode Palace. This is the perfect chance to unwind with fine dining, meditation, spa facilities and a pool in the countryside of rural India.

  • What happens before the wedding takes place?

    Before the wedding, an auspicious time, known as the muhurta, is set. This is based on the bride and groom’s dates of birth and astrologists use this to calculate the position of the stars and planets to reflect the wedding date.

  • Are there any important rituals that the bride and groom take part in?

    The bride’s hands and feet are painted with intricate designs in Henna paint during the mehndi ceremony, usually the day before the wedding. Mehndi is known to be a powerful medicinal herb; the application of this to the bride’s hands and feet can relieve stress and anxiety built up on the day of the wedding, it can also cool the body down. On the big day, the groom will place a necklace of black and gold beads, known as the Mangala Sutra, around the bride. Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity, is known to be linked with the Mangala Sutra to ensure the bride receives blessings during her marriage.

  • Where does the ceremony usually take place?

    The ceremony takes place under a structure called the mandap which is often elevated like a stage and decorated in flowers and greenery. In the centre of the mandap, a small fire burns to symbolise a sacrament rather than a contract as the marriage takes place. The fire is kept as a witness to the offerings made during the ceremony.

  • What are the other sights I will visit?

    You will enjoy the very best of India with a tour of the iconic Golden Triangle route including Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur the ‘Pink City’ with the added opportunity of attending a culturally significant celebration displaying the rich heritage of this destination.


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Useful Information

Premium Economy flight upgrade terms and conditions

Free one-way inbound Premium Economy upgrade with Virgin Atlantic, valid on ‘An Indian Wedding’ tour departing on 4 November 2019. Valid for new bookings only, booked between 05 June 2019 and 01 July 2019. Offer can be combined with Loyalty Discount but not with other offers or promotions. Subject to availability. Wendy Wu Tours reserves the right to change or withdraw the offer at any time.
 

What the experts say

At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience the world. That's why we are touring experts - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing top sights magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you soon!

Call us on 0800 1445 282 to book this tour